Who We Serve

Within Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, we chose to focus on the RURAL POOR for these reasons:

  • Deaths of kids under 5 years old is 1.7 times greater in rural areas than urban
  • 67% live on  less than $1 / day
  • Sales of bottled water works for the urban middle to upper class, but not for the poor
  • In rural areas, household water treatment is only feasible option for ensuring water  is safe 

Where We Serve

To pilot the Deep Springs approach to the worldwide unsafe water crisis, we selected Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere and close neighbor to the United States. 

Haiti has been called “the black hole of development” because so many programs have failed to have a long-term and sustainable impact in spite of the efforts of governments and thousands of well-meaning charities. 

So why such a hard place?….

We accepted the challenge of Haiti because we are confident in our approach.  It’s really the perfect country to start because we know that “if it will work in Haiti….it will work anywhere”….our success in this difficult island nation will propel the program into the rest of the developing world.

How We Serve

Deep Springs employs a 3-prong approach to the Water Crisis

1 - Home Water Treatment

We treat water at the point of consumption to assure that it is safe to drink. Even with a well or covered spring, water can become contaminated during transport and/or storage in the home.

2 - Education

Water Technicians visit each home regularly to educate families about the dangers of unsafe water, the proper use of the Home Treatment Systems, and to monitor water quality.

3 - Enterprise Development

The goal of the Deep Springs approach is self-sustaining via sales of affordable chlorine solution. Water Techs deliver free systems to remote communities and then recover the cost via sales.

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